Homicide on Vilbig Street


Updated September 7, 2021, at 8:05 a.m.:

During the Homicide investigation, detectives determined that suspect Angel Martinez, a 21-year old Latin male, was responsible for the murder of the victim.  On Sunday, September 5, 2021, suspect Martinez was arrested, and he’s currently in the Dallas County Jail.  A magistrate will set his bond.

Updated August 19, 2021, at 12:25 p.m.:

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the unknown victim as Jose Angel Avila, a 39-year old Latin male. 

Original Post:

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, at approximately 8:57 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2710 Vilbig Street.  Officers found an adult male lying in the middle of the street with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.  The victim’s identity will be released once the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office confirms his identity and the next of kin has been notified.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation.  The Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to contact Detective Abel Lopez at 214-671-3676 or by email at abel.lopez@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to case number 146788-2021.

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